He named the enterprise Costruzioni e Riparazioni Navali (Naval Construction and Repair), and within a few years, CRN was building yachts up to 70 feet in length. Those caught the attention of Carlo Riva, who commissioned the yard to build his larger Riva yachts, which to that point had been built in Holland. Six Marco Polo and two Vespucci models were constructed over eight years, the last being Riva's personal yacht. By 1978, CRN had built its first yacht over 150 feet, Fath Al Khair, and business continued to grow along with the size of the yachts. Prominent among them were the F100, designed by Gerhard Gilgenast for Gianni Agnelli in 1983; Azzurra, delivered in 1988; and Numptia, an award-winner launched about the time the Ferretti Group acquired CRN in 1999. Soon thereafter, CRN bought the adjoining Morini shipyard and undertook a significant expansion and modernization of both facilities, better enabling them to compete in the superyacht arena. Dozens of significant yachts by a variety of talented designers have been delivered by CRN in recent years, including Magnifica, XS of London, Ability, Emerald Star, Eviva, Darlings Danama, J'Ade and its new flagship, Chopi Chopi, to name only a few. What'll the next 50 years bring?